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Japan-Kent State Partnership Celebrated at Tree-Planting Event
On April 1st, the Japanese Cultural Exchange Circle, a Kent State student group, celebrated the long-standing friendship between Kent State and universities in Japan with a tree-planting ceremony. Japanese consul general, current and past members of Kent State's administration, and students attended the planting of two cherry blossom trees outside Satterfield Hall.
As Aaron Morgan, the Japanese Cultural Exchange Circle president stated "to us, this tree planting is a symbol of the friendship that has grown between not only students from Kent State and its partner universities, but between the United States and Japan." This partnership is dated back to 1984, when the first of nine partner universities in Japan was established.
Kent State University has hosted hundreds of Japanese students over the years and currently has about 40 students from Japan on campus.
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Kent State Announces Winning Architecture Team for University's New, $40 Million Architecture Building
After holding a competition that drew the interest of internationally recognized architects, the architecture team that will design the new $40 million building for Kent State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design has been determined.
"I have the great pleasure to announce the winning team is WEISS/MANFREDI, lead designer, and Richard L. Bowen & Associates, architect of record, with 'The Design Loft' submission," said Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. "Given the distinguished reputation of our architecture programs, the college's building deserves a world-class design. The building will serve as a new icon as visitors approach the campus. In our selection of this team, we not only get professionals who will create a spectacular new home for our College of Architecture and Environmental Design but also partners who made us feel confident about a collaborative process that will consider the needs of this project's many stakeholders."
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Kent State University Maintains Prestigious AACSB Accounting Accreditation
Kent State University has maintained its accounting accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business and accounting education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 672 business schools in 44 countries and territories that maintain AACSB accreditation. Of these, 178 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.
"AACSB congratulates Dr. Deborah Spake, dean of the College of Business Administration, along with Associate Professor and Accounting Chair Dr. Linda Zucca for maintaining AACSB accreditation for the school's accounting program," said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "Dean Spake and the accounting faculty and staff at Kent State are to be commended for their exemplary work in maintaining the highest honor in business school accounting accreditation." Full Story
To learn more about Kent State's College of Business Administration and the Department of Accounting, visit www.kent.edu/business.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel Addresses Sold-Out Audience
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel spoke at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Thursday, April 11, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. Wiesel addressed a sold-out crowd of 5,100 people. Many of the Kent State students in attendance were familiar with Wiesel's memoir "Night," in which he details the saga of his family being imprisoned and killed in concentration camps.
Wiesel's personal experience of the Holocaust led him to use his talents as an author, teacher and storyteller to advocate for human rights and peace in the world. He has worked on behalf of oppressed people much of his adult life.
"Professor Elie Wiesel is a true humanitarian and peace advocate who has impacted our world for most of his life through his works, writings and commitment to the plights of the oppressed," said Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. "Having a man of his caliber, who has achieved much for humanity, at Kent State is indeed an honor."
During his opening remarks, Lefton noted that it was 24 years ago to the day that Wiesel last visited Kent State on April 11, 1989.
For more information about Wiesel, visit www.kent.edu/president/speakers/wiesel/biography.cfm.
Leah Fyffe, Exchange Student-University of Ulster
"My time at Kent State University as an exchange student has been an amazing experience. One of the highlights for
me is definitely the friendships that I have formed during my time here. Not only have I been able to make many
American friends, but I have also formed friendships with other exchange students as we immersed ourselves in Kent
State life. I really have made friends for life."
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